A barrow 1000m NW of Octagon Farm: part of a Neolithic and Bronze Age mortuary complex
- Heritage Category:
- Scheduled Monument
- List Entry Number:
- Date first listed:
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The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.
- Bedford (Unitary Authority)
- National Grid Reference:
- TL 08668 49999
Reasons for Designation
The barrow 1000m north-west of Octagon Farm will retain archaeological information and environmental evidence relating to the construction of the monument and the landscape in which it was built. The barrow's association with the group of mortuary monuments around it will contribute additional information regarding the continuity and evolution of funerary practices in this area during the Prehistoric period.
The monument includes the remains of a barrow initially recorded from aerial
photographs and situated between the River Great Ouse and the Elstow Brook,
south-east of Bedford. Although no longer visible at ground level the barrow
is represented by a circular ring ditch, which can be clearly seen on aerial
photographs, enclosing the area of the levelled burial mound. The ditch
measures 21m in diameter.
MAP EXTRACT The site of the monument is shown on the attached map extract. It includes a 5 metre boundary around the archaeological features, considered to be essential for the monument's support and preservation.
The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.
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This monument is scheduled under the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979 as amended as it appears to the Secretary of State to be of national importance. This entry is a copy, the original is held by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.
End of official listing